Are voter-identification laws racist?
So it's not precisely racist, but it's calculated disenfranchisement that is partly racist. Oh, right, and all those groups proven to be less likely to have or obtain proper ID? Yeah, they're also proven to vote more liberal than other groups. So why would anybody advocate such laws? I wonder...hmm.
Given that info (which is all pure data), why would anybody advocate for voter ID laws that only prevent a VERY small handful of illegal votes while also preventing a large number of legal votes, primarily from urban dwellers, minorities, the poor, the elderly, and college aged voters?
Studies have shown that minorities (who are generally also urban and poorer) are less likely to have, and less able to obtain required ID. Lawmakers know this, as well as the fact that voter fraud by impersonation accounts for only about 2 - 5 illegal votes per election.
Buying beer is racist, buying a single grape flavored swisher sweet is racist, driving is racist, going to a pub is racist, using a credit card is racist. WAKE UP AMERICA!! It is so overtly racist to ask some to perform an act which they probably do daily, once every four years. Show ID.
Saying that voter ID cards are racist is ridiculous.
In California it is a law that everyone just produce ID when asked by a cop. That means we (citizens) are already required to have them. How do you prove that you are who you say you are when voting time comes? Without the requirement our elections are a sham!
Only minorities and dems find them racist...I think they could be stricter!
Not well, but the dems will stay in office just as long as they keep giving to the poor from the rich
how would it be racist
Yes barb.... Republicans are racist... I wonder why Herman Cain and Tim Scott are republicans..........
They don't want Id's they want to vote and vote and vote again. Denver county controls every state wide election and guess what. Dem governor, dem senators and Obama.
Yes. Gun free zones are completely "logical" laws that keep everyone "safe"... that's why a majority of mass shootings occur in gun free zones. Keep dreaming.
How do these people get jobs with no I'd .
Hilary Clinton was absolutely right in the 90's when she said that the American people are basically stupid.And Kerry more recently said basically the same thing.It definitely wasn't the smarter, wiser among us that elected this dictator or the "leaders" of Detroit and Chicago. Run by dems snce 70's
Poll taxes are poll taxes - no matter how small the may seem to many of us!
The census, bob. Among other ways. You really think you can live off the grid completely?
And people saying "big whoop... $8!?!?" Well you are REALLY missing the point. The people to whom $8 is a LOT of money, are the ones who deserve to have their opinion voiced as loudly as the rest of us!
I wouldn't call that a news channel either.
It's not covered because isolated incidents of an idiot voting twice or an illegal voting is only news for a channel that has 100% bias towards the Republican Party. Your better off watching grass grow, you would learn more.
When you look at county election maps, the poor and immigrants elected this president. Looks like we are bringing third world values here.
Many Republicans shout conspiracy because there's only ONE conservative news channel, all the rest are liberal. When so many intentionally ignore a story it seems like conspiracy.
I'm doubting the 5 dollars is the problem, but the proof of citizenship, is this the biggest hurdle?
So, in that example, the DMV is racist keeping these individuals from driving?
Hmmm, how the heck did they come up with the percentages?
Only 8% of whites have no photo ID. 25% of blacks, 20% Asians, 19% Latinos don't. They vote D. That's why Republicans support these laws.
And when you have no information you make a comment like Step.
When you don't have a case call your opposite a racist.
If you answered "no" you don't understand the question. Who in the US doesn't have ID? The poor and individuals not born in the US. The poor and immigrants are mostly black, Asian, Hispanic. Is there a voting fraud problem that needs to be fixed? No. Who benefits? Republicans. Yes - racist.
Guns and votes are two completely different things. Restrictions on guns are logical, if you want to keep everyone safe. Obscene and unfair voting restrictions? Maybe it shouldn't be labeled "racist"...but most definitely exclusive to the lower classes.
You can't say something so fundamentally dumb without being a complete waste of oxygen.
I agree that it's not racist. But I totally disagree that poor people are unfit to vote.
Democrats are all about restrictions on guns, but if you suggest the same on voting they call you a racist...what a bunch of hypocrites!
Republicans are all about restrictions on voting but if you suggest the same for guns they call ya a communist. What a bunch of hypocrites
You can't be poor enough to not be able to get an ID and still be fit to vote. It's just not possible. Saying that it is a racist law is so insulting to minorities that it is a total outrage.
I've explained at nausea on how they aren't racist. I want someone to explain how they think they are❗
Having to get an ID discriminates against lazy fools. I know plenty of them, and they come in all colors, but tend to be on the poor side of the scale. Please don't get me wrong - if you're poor, you're not necessarily a lazy fool, but if you're a lazy fool, well, you're poor.
Rdc, many people are poor because they were born into poverty, have a severe illness or injury that keeps them from working, or have had past hardships that keep them struggling to repay debts. (Student loans, children's tuitions, gambling, etc.) That doesn't mean they're unintelligent.
"And voting to smart people??" I suppose you consider yourself smart?? Haha... Right.
I love it when people say "some people don't have access to get an ID" so the DMV is now discriminating on who they want to give an ID too. Had to point that out, I see a few comments saying some people do not have access to get an ID. I know in every state you can get an ID that costs about $5.
People are so sensitive, it's not racist, they just need your ID. Get over your selves!
Rdc no being poor doesnt make you stupid. Id be careful what you say bc you just might put yourself in that situation. And some ignorant person will look at you and say you shouldnt be allowed to vote bc you are poor...
Rdc that's just stupid.
Imagine that an aptitude test to see if you're bright enough to vote, love the idea, not in obamerica, NEVER, unfortunately.
You need an ID or show one for everything in this nation except to vote!! Soooo I guess everything we do from using a credit/debit card (need ID), buying certain products, going certain places, having a bank account, applying for gov services, etc. All of that is RACIST!
If the law says you cannot do it but you do, you are committing an illegal act. They know this, they are the ones that put themselves in that situation. It's ultimately up to the individual for the crime they commit. So do we give citizens who are in Jail amnesty for the crime they commit. Nope.
That makes you an expert.Because they do not talk about politics. Interesting. If you are committing a crime,would you blast it out there. Nope. It's illegal to be in the U.S. without proper paper work bottom line, it's illegal to rob a bank, bottom line. Illegal is illegal regardless what it's for
I'm sure I'm late to this, but the difference between answers among Republicans versus Democrats is both amazing and unsurprising. Who is living in the real world?
I get the impression that to them, the US is a state who's power is so vast and unlimited that anything they can do through voting wouldn't accomplish much at all. The only illegal I know with interest in US policy is an Aussie actually.
I say this because multiple individuals question why I vote
Obviously you've never spent time with someone surviving here illegally, I've worked in a few restaurants in the Bay, here's some insight as it pertains to this issue.
I know ~50 "illegals". None of them discuss American politics or have expressed interest in participating.
It's hilarious that you refer to a group of people trying to survive the perils of human existence in one of its most daunting conditions as if they are diseased or morally corrupt.
Illegal immigration occurs in every nation state in the world. It's a consequence of globalization